- Orange County Transportation
Authority bus ridership levels have been drastically reduced since
2008. Although fiscal year 2011-2012 showed some slight growth,
the following two years have shown slight declines. This trend
has persisted in FY 2014-2015 where total bus ridership was measured
at 47,069,457, a nearly 4 percent reduction compared to FY 2013-2014and
staggering reduction of 27 percent compared to FY 2008-2009.
- After muted bus ridership growth in the beginning of 2015 was followed by a large
jump in ridership during the month of March; bus ridership levels
have experienced a downward trend in recent more months yet September
2015’s reading of 3,866,145 indicates a resurgence in ridership
levels. September 2015’s ridership levels represent an increase
of 94,733 compared to August 2015 yet a large decrease of 307,458
when compared to September 2014 levels.
- Metrolink ridership rates have shown great performance in 2013, but struggled
slightly through 2014 with declining usage. In June 2015, the
average ridership for the Orange County line increased from 222,929
in May 2015 to 236,707 in June 2015, an increase of 6.2 percent.
For the Inland Empire to Orange County line, ridership increased
from 106,663 to 114,832, an increase of 7.7 percent. And finally
for the 91 line, ridership decreased from 65,408 in May 2015 to
58,917 in June 2015, a decrease of 9.9 percent.
- Both Foothill and San Joaquin toll roads have trended upward through 2014 and
into 2015. In September 2015 transactions on the Foothill road
increased by 14,361 since September 2014, and San Joaquin is over
8,000 users above its ridership for the same time period.